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Cryptographic Module Validation Program CMVP

Certificate #2365


Module Name
Cisco Systems 5508 Wireless LAN Controller
FIPS 140-2
 Historical Reason
Moved to historical list in accordance with SP800-131A Revision 1 Transition (AES/TDES key wrapping)
Overall Level
When operated in FIPS mode and with the tamper evident seals and opacity shields installed as indicated in the Security Policy
Security Level Exceptions
  • Mitigation of Other Attacks: N/A
Module Type
Multi-chip standalone
The Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller, is a highly scalable and flexible platform that enables system-wide services for mission-critical wireless networking in medium-sized to large enterprises and campus environments.
Approved Algorithms
AES Certs. #1348, #2894, #2895 and #2906
CVL Cert. #322
DRBG Cert. #526
HMAC Certs. #787, #1830, #1831 and #1840
KBKDF Cert. #31
RSA Cert. #1524
SHS Certs. #1230, #2437 and #2438
Other Algorithms
AES (Cert. #2894, key wrapping; key establishment methodology provides 128 bits of encryption strength); Diffie-Hellman (key agreement; key establishment methodology provides 112 bits of encryption strength; non-compliant less than 112 bits of encryption strength); HMAC-MD5; MD5; NDRNG; RC4; Triple-DES (non-compliant)
Hardware Versions
5508 with 5508 FIPS kit (AIR-CT5508FIPSKIT=) and CN56XX
Firmware Versions
8.0 with SNMP Stack v15.3, OPENSSL-0.9.8g-8.0.0, QUICKSEC-2.0-8.0 and FP-CRYPTO-7.0.0


Cisco Systems, Inc.
170 West Tasman Dr.
San Jose, CA 95134

Global Certification Team

Validation History

Date Type Lab
5/4/2015 Initial LEIDOS CSTL
9/4/2015 Update LEIDOS CSTL